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Van crashes into Hastings
May 21, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 2:21 p.m.) A van crashed into the front of Hastings Books, Music and Video, 1900 W. 23rd St., early Tuesday afternoon, knocking out a large plate-glass front window and damaging the concrete foundation under it.
Report: Iran still most active supporter of terrorism
May 21, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 1:19 p.m.) WASHINGTON Iran remains the world’s most active sponsor of terrorism, while Sudan and Libya took some steps but not enough to “get out of the business,” the State Department said Tuesday in an annual report to Congress.
Government says pilots won’t be allowed to have guns in cockpits
May 21, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 1:19 p.m.) WASHINGTON The federal government said Tuesday that pilots will not be allowed to have guns in the cockpits of commercial airplanes.
India-Pakistan border firing kills seven people in Kashmir
May 21, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 10:24 a.m.) JAMMU, India Fierce cross-border gunfire between Indian and Pakistani soldiers killed five people and wounded 17 Tuesday, according to reports from both governments, as India’s prime minister was to visit disputed Kashmir amid fears of another war between the nuclear rivals.
Defense key for Boston
New Jersey scored 104 points in series opener
May 21, 2002
For Jim O’Brien, Paul Pierce and the rest of the Boston Celtics, the key to their Eastern Conference final series with the New Jersey Nets is simple. Play a little defense and the Celtics think they can win. Show up with less than a strong defensive effort, and the Celts’ season will be over soon.
Indy 500 field one of deepest in talent
May 21, 2002
The fastest field in the history of the Indianapolis 500 is also one of the deepest in talent. When the 33-car lineup was finalized Sunday, Bruno Junqueira was at the front with a four-lap average of 231.342 mph, while Billy Boat was slowest at 226.589.
Bush refuses to lift trade embargo with Cuba
May 21, 2002
President Bush on Monday pledged to maintain a trade embargo and U.S. travel ban on Cuba until profound changes occur on the island, and flatly rejected pressure from Capitol Hill to ease up on the island’s one-party regime.
Kan” Film Festival schedule announced.
May 21, 2002
Briefcase
May 21, 2002
Ford hires new CFO to spur turnaround Internet: Travel site to issue stock Agriculture: Wheat crop faring better Auto industry: Nissan bouncing back Wall Street: Firms report earnings
Citing safety concerns, officials recommend route relocation to KDOT
May 21, 2002
By Mark Fagan Faced with two choices for locating a controversial freeway, Douglas County commissioners said they would take the route that costs more, displaces more homes and businesses, and occupies more farmland.
Gangs’ preview teases Cannes
May 21, 2002
They would have loved to get the whole film, but Cannes Film Festival organizers were grateful enough to get 20 vivid minutes of “Gangs of New York,” Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited, still unfinished epic with a high-voltage cast and a budget to match.
Leading economic indicators slip in April
May 21, 2002
A key gauge of U.S. economic activity fell in April for the first time since September, suggesting a sluggish economic recovery, a research firm said Monday.
Jarrett tests at Speedway
Driver hopes to end slump in return to Kansas City track
May 21, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock Jason Jarrett is a marked man. Heading into last year’s inaugural ARCA RE/MAX Series BPU 200 at Kansas Speedway, Jarrett was just a hotshot rookie with a famous name. Now he’s the reigning series Rookie of the Year and the defending BPU 200 champion and, lest anyone forget, a picture of his victory at Kansas Speedway the first in Jarrett’s ARCA RE/MAX career and the first in Kansas Speedway history is emblazoned on the tickets for this year’s BPU 200.
Webber, Bibby help Kings even series - Sacramento 96, Los Angeles 90
Shaq’s 35 not enough for L.A.
May 21, 2002
After their first road playoff loss in nearly two years, the Los Angeles Lakers finally might have a challenge on their hands.
Angels hand Royals 6-3 setback
May 21, 2002
Kevin Appier won his fifth straight decision and retired 15 consecutive batters during one stretch as Anaheim defeated Kansas City, 6-3, Monday night for its 19th victory in 22 games.
Researchers push for more remote-sensing funding
Technology’s use has new meaning in light of terrorism, scientists say
May 21, 2002
By Terry Rombeck More federal funding and better coordination among agencies would help local governments reap the benefits of photographs taken from space, researchers told a U.S. House subcommittee Monday.
fifth straight losing campaign
May 21, 2002
By Levi Chronister Bobby Randall’s seven-year tenure as Kansas University baseball coach ended  not unexpectedly  on Monday. Officially, Randall resigned following Sunday’s doubleheader loss to Kansas State.
National League Roundup: Cards club Reds
St. Louis wins, 7-3
May 21, 2002
The second start to Woody Williams’ season has been almost perfect. Williams pitched six scoreless innings and Jim Edmonds and Albert Pujols homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds, 7-3, Monday night, taking three of four from the NL Central leaders.
Daily ticker
May 21, 2002
People
May 21, 2002
Proving herself on Broadway A bridge for memory lane Survivors take up challenge Actress fought eating disorder
Three sextuplets home from hospital
May 21, 2002
Three of the sextuplets born April 6 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center went home during the weekend, with their siblings expected to join them in a week or two. Their parents, Eldon and Sondra Headrick, left the hospital Sunday with the three boys and their older sister Aubrianna, 4, bound for the family’s home in the tiny community of Rago, about 40 miles west of Wichita.
Eudora retiree receives honorary high school diploma
May 21, 2002
By Alison Mann Plenty happened in 87-year-old Lonnie Corbin’s life, and he didn’t have much in the way of big regrets. He was a sergeant in the Army during World War II. He adopted and raised twin girls, Sharon and Karon. And he worked 27 years for Lawrence Paper Mill.
NHL Playoffs: Roy, Drury ignite Avalanche in OT
Colorado squeezes Red Wings, 4-3; Western Conference final tied at 1-1
May 21, 2002
Chris Drury and Patrick Roy did it again. Drury scored his 10th career game-winning goal in the playoffs at 2:17 of overtime Monday night as Colorado beat Detroit, 4-3, to even the Western Conference finals.
FBI warns of suicide bombs
May 21, 2002
Adding to the Bush administration’s stark warnings about terrorist attacks, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said Monday that a walk-in suicide bombing like the ones that have terrorized Israelis is “inevitable” in the United States.
Local briefs
May 21, 2002
Oil leak temporarily shuts down Mass. Street What appeared to be a leak from a vehicle, most likely a truck, caused Massachusetts Street to be blocked off from the mid-900 block to the north end of the Kansas River Bridge for about an hour Monday afternoon, Lawrence Police said. The liquid appeared to be hydraulic fuel, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said, and caused the street to be slippery for motorists. Lawrence Police, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical and the city street department barricaded Massachusetts Street about 4 p.m. Monday. Officials applied a drying agent to soak up the liquid. Roads were open to traffic by 5 p.m. The drying agent will remain on the street until this morning when street workers will sweep it off the road. _______________________________________________ Politics: Former mayor appointed to planning commission Mayor Sue Hack will appoint former Mayor Ernie Angino to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, she said Monday. “I think he’s excellent, he’s smart, and he’ll do a good job,” she said. Angino served on the Lawrence City Commission between 1983 and 1987. He was mayor for a year in 1984-85. He served on the city’s Tax Abatement Task Force last year. He said Monday he’ll bring a “fair and honest appraisal” of the issues to the planning commission. “I’m not afraid of my opinions,” Angino said, “and I’m not afraid of stating them.” City commissioners will be asked to approve the appointment at their May 28 meeting. _______________________________________________ Education: Final votes due today on DeSoto school bond The final votes in a $91.2 million DeSoto School District bond issue will trickle in and be counted beginning at noon today. The ballots received before noon are expected to be tallied by 4 p.m. today. DeSoto residents have been voting on the bond issue through a mail-in ballot since May 1. If passed, the bond issue will provide for new and remodeled facilities, land acquisition, updated technology, athletic fields and a library media center collection. New buildings will include four new elementary schools and a middle school. Supt. Marilyn Layman said the district began promoting the bond issue a year ago through several meetings and civic organizations. “We have 1,500 zero- to 4-year-olds waiting to come to school,” she said. “That and with a 15 to 18 percent growth of students, we need the facilities desperately.” _______________________________________________ County Commission: Jones seeks re-election Charles Jones, elected in 1998 to represent the first district on the Douglas County Commission, said Monday he would file this morning for re-election to another four-year term. The Democrat said he wanted to continue his efforts to preserve open space and bring jobs to the county. Jones has a better start on his war chest this time. He started his last race with about $400 in donations and a handful of volunteers. This time he has $4,000 in the bank, at least another $1,000 in commitments and a steering committee more than a dozen people strong. “There are still things I want to work on,” Jones said. Jones, Lawrence, is a former director of environment for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The general election is Nov. 5. Jones is the only commissioner for election this year. _______________________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.26 at several Lawrence stations. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price.
Eudora retiree receives honorary high school diploma
May 21, 2002
By Alison Mann Plenty happened in 87-year-old Lonnie Corbin’s life, and he didn’t have much in the way of big regrets. He was a sergeant in the Army during World War II. He adopted and raised twin girls, Sharon and Karon. And he worked 27 years for Lawrence Paper Mill.
Shallenburger criticizes GOP rivals for support of tax increase
May 21, 2002
By Scott Rothschild It didn’t take long for the nearly $300 million tax increase approved last week by legislators to become a campaign issue. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Knight on Monday said that House Speaker Kent Glasscock would be his running mate as lieutenant governor in the Aug. 6 primary.
Test your squid IQ
May 21, 2002
The squids that are dissected at the Natural History Museum are less than a foot long and are purchased from Dillons grocery store. They cost $4.29 a pound. In contrast the giant squid can grow to be 70 feet in length with the tentacles extended and weigh 880 pounds.
Biologist and author Stephen Jay Gould dead at 60
Scientist spoke against Kansas State Board of Education’s vote to de-emphasize evolution curriculum
May 21, 2002
Stephen Jay Gould, a world-renowned scientist who brought evolutionary theory and paleontology to a broad public audience in dozens of wide-ranging books and essays, died Monday of cancer.
Clock strikes midnight for ‘24’
May 21, 2002
Sweeps can be a pain. Even a professional television maniac like yours truly feels overwhelmed with so many finales. Look for America’s VCRs and TiVos to work overtime tonight as the following series wrap up their seasons.
Zevon’s latest offers familiar, comic mix
May 21, 2002
Thirty-two years after the release of “Wanted Dead or Alive,” his first album, Warren Zevon doesn’t stray far from familiar territory on his latest release. There are a number of catchy tunes filled with side-splitting lyrics.
Who will Democrats choose?
May 21, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The Democrats are conducting a star search. Having grossly underestimated President George W. Bush in the last election, the push is on to find a suitable opponent for him in 2004. Who will it be?
Crime issue puts charge in A.G. race
May 21, 2002
Phill Kline is making a 2000 law to prevent overcrowded prisons a big issue in his campaign for the Republican nomination for attorney general.
India, Pakistan seek diplomatic intervention
May 21, 2002
Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan exchanged fire across their border in Kashmir on Monday, and the Indian military reportedly took control of the country’s paramilitary forces and merchant marine in a sign of building tension over the disputed Himalayan region.
LHS fifth at state tourney
Three Lions medal
May 21, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s golf team had high hopes of a state title Monday afternoon at Rolling Hills Country Club, but some unexpectedly high scores quickly changed that notion. The Lions settled for fifth place at the Class 6A meet.
Gooden selects agent
May 21, 2002
Former Kansas University basketball forward Drew Gooden has chosen BDA Sports Management of Venice, Calif., to represent him in future NBA contract negotiations and commercial ventures.
NASCAR opens own school to train mechanics
North Carolina facility will offer two programs one for 57 weeks, the other for 69 weeks
May 21, 2002
NASCAR continued its rapid expansion Monday at the grand opening of a school designed to train mechanics and help them break into auto racing. The NASCAR Technical Institute is a sparkling 146,000-square foot training facility located on 19 acres in the heart of NASCAR country.
Board assesses restored funds
Rehiring 4 teachers among options now that $4.7 million recovered in budget
May 21, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Monday began drawing on its $4.7 million treasure chest created through internal budget cuts and student fee increases. In the first glimpse at how deep the board might go into a list of painful budget options, the board unanimously agreed to set aside $1.1 million for essential expenditures.
On the record
May 21, 2002
City softball standings: May 21
May 21, 2002
Here are the city softball standings as of Monday, May 20.
Squids teach youngsters about marine life
May 21, 2002
By Jan Biles Eric Smith’s wrinkled up nose said it all: Squids are a little freaky. First, they sort of smell  like a fish that’s been out of water for a while. Second, there’s a really big eye that stares right at you.
Driver hopes to end slump in return to Kansas City track
May 21, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock Jason Jarrett is a marked man. Heading into last year’s inaugural ARCA RE/MAX Series BPU 200 at Kansas Speedway, Jarrett was just a hotshot rookie with a famous name. Now he’s the reigning series Rookie of the Year and the defending BPU 200 champion and, lest anyone forget, a picture of his victory at Kansas Speedway  the first in Jarrett’s ARCA RE/MAX career and the first in Kansas Speedway history  is emblazoned on the tickets for this year’s BPU 200.
s use has new meaning in light of terrorism, scientists say
May 21, 2002
By Terry Rombeck More federal funding and better coordination among agencies would help local governments reap the benefits of photographs taken from space, researchers told a U.S. House subcommittee Monday.
6Sports video report: Olathe East takes state title
May 21, 2002
6Sports reports on the Lawrence High Lions’ performance at the state golf tournament.
6Sports video report: Randall stepping down after seven years
May 21, 2002
6Sports reports on the resignation of the KU baseball coach, Bobby Randall.
Security concerns
May 21, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Examination of the U.S. intelligence system shouldn’t be exploited for political purposes. Politics is a rough and tumble, no-holds-barred game. President Bush should have known what he was getting into when he moved into the White House in January 2001, but it is highly unlikely he had any idea what would take place in the first two years of his presidency.
Commission hears other funding requests
May 21, 2002
Commissioners heard several budget requests Monday.
KU makes changes in media relations
May 21, 2002
Janay Leddy, a member of the Kansas University sports information staff for the last four years, will be in charge of media relations for the Jayhawks’ football team this fall. Leddy, who had been assigned to women’s basketball, replaces Doug Vance who will concentrate on administrative duties in his role as associate athletics director for communications.
Jayhawks anticipated coaching change
May 21, 2002
By Levi Chronister Back-to-back finishes at the bottom of the Big 12 Conference led to constant speculation about coach Bobby Randall’s job security. “With the way things have been going the last couple years,” sophomore co-captain Ryan Baty said, “we anticipated something would happen, but we tried not to think about it too much.”
District to hire nurse aides
May 21, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A divided Lawrence school board Monday agreed to cut $60,000 annually in school health-care service costs by replacing some registered nurses with low-paid health office attendants.
Security concerns
May 21, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Examination of the U.S. intelligence system shouldn’t be exploited for political purposes. Politics is a rough and tumble, no-holds-barred game. President Bush should have known what he was getting into when he moved into the White House in January 2001, but it is highly unlikely he had any idea what would take place in the first two years of his presidency.
Selling own home can save money, but carries risks
May 21, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe Vicki Shaughnessy took great pride in putting the “For Sale By Owner” sign in the front yard of her house at 3812 Pinnacle Circle. To Shaughnessy, it is a sign that says savings are to come. Â Online extra - Do you prefer working with a real estate agent or a homeowner? Vote in the poll.
Legal consequences of hazing discussed
May 21, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Civil or criminal action could still be taken against Lawrence High School seniors involved in the hazing of sophomores, Supt. Randy Weseman said Monday.
s response to concerns
May 21, 2002
By Joel Mathis The Kaw Valley Greens have long asked the city to stop using pesticides in public places. Their wish is coming true  in a limited way. On Wednesday, the city of Lawrence will dedicate three areas encompassing more than 12 acres as “pesticide-free parks.”
In budget hearing, city hears of complaints about books, materials selection
May 21, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence residents are checking out books, music and movies from the library in record numbers, director Bruce Flanders says. But patrons complain the Lawrence Public Library’s roughly 250,000-item selection isn’t big enough.
Severance signs
May 21, 2002
Lawrence High senior forward Rachel Severance signed Monday a letter of intent to play basketball at Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., next season.
Randall steps down as coach
Former big leaguer resigns after Jayhawks’ fifth straight losing campaign
May 21, 2002
By Levi Chronister Bobby Randall’s seven-year tenure as Kansas University baseball coach ended not unexpectedly on Monday. Officially, Randall resigned following Sunday’s doubleheader loss to Kansas State.
Burnett selected
May 21, 2002
Lawrence High’s Ashley Burnett has been chosen to play for the Kansas team in the Mo-Kan All-Star Softball Series on June 3 at the Blue Valley Activities Center in Overland Park. Games in the best two-of-three series will start at 6 p.m.
American League Roundup: Bosox blast Chisox
Lowe spins two-hitter in 9-0 rout
May 21, 2002
Derek Lowe doesn’t give up many hits. In fact, teams rarely get the ball out of the infield against him. Only four balls went that far as he allowed two hits in eight innings Monday night, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Chicago White Sox, 9-0.
In the halls
May 21, 2002
Summer softball draws thousands of players
May 21, 2002
By Ryan Ritter, Online Sports Manager What do the Donkey Punchers, the Hawkoholics and the Limpin’ Ladies have in common? They are among the more creative team names in the Lawrence Parks and Recreation summer softball league.
Horoscopes
May 21, 2002
Under the sea
Squids teach youngsters about marine life
May 21, 2002
By Jan Biles Eric Smith’s wrinkled up nose said it all: Squids are a little freaky. First, they sort of smell like a fish that’s been out of water for a while. Second, there’s a really big eye that stares right at you.
Test your squid IQ
May 21, 2002
The squids that are dissected at the Natural History Museum are less than a foot long and are purchased from Dillons grocery store. They cost $4.29 a pound. In contrast the giant squid can grow to be 70 feet in length with the tentacles extended and weigh 880 pounds.
More information
May 21, 2002
Some Web sites to check out for information about squids.
Stocks drop on profit-taking
Wall Street takes hit from worries about terrorism, economy
May 21, 2002
Disappointed by a report on the economy and unease following warnings of more terror attacks, investors cashed in profits on Wall Street Monday and sent stocks sharply lower.
Your Money: Selling home without real estate agent has risks as well as advantages
May 21, 2002
6News reports on the pros and cons of selling your home without using a real estate agent.
Teamsters vote to strike if contract talks fail with UPS
May 21, 2002
The Teamsters voted overwhelmingly to strike if contract negotiations fail with United Parcel Service Inc. Preliminary results show 93 percent of the UPS Teamsters who voted during weekend balloting support a walkout if an agreement is not reached this summer after the current contract expires, union spokesman Bret Caldwell said.
Clayton Robert Bohnsack
May 21, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
May 21, 2002
Thunder Hill: 5/18
May 21, 2002
Here are the May 18 results from Thunder Hill Speedway.
Service dog barred from restaurant
May 21, 2002
A barbecue restaurant made famous by then-future President Clinton during a 1992 campaign stop is in the news again for refusing to admit a service dog that belongs to a man in a wheelchair.
Supreme Court facing three vacancies on bench
May 21, 2002
Justice Edward Larson will retire in September from the Kansas Supreme Court, the first of three members leaving the seven-member court because of mandatory retirement. Larson, a member of the state’s highest court since September 1995, made his announcement Monday. He turns 70 on Aug. 30 and will step down on Sept. 4. His six-year term ends in January.
Altered images undermine credibility
May 21, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group It was a scene beyond insult. In the Pakistani courtroom, the grisly videotape of Danny Pearl’s murder had played three times. This tape was made as a boast, not a confession. Its “highlights” now circulate as a recruitment tool, not a guilty plea.
Rabies information
May 21, 2002
Circus misery
May 21, 2002
Briefly
May 21, 2002
Kentucky: Airport evacuation case handed to federal agents Lebanon: Car bomb kills son of radical Palestinian Boston: Shoe bomb suspect asks judge to suppress statements Vatican City: Pope prepares for trip
Library requests more funding
In budget hearing, city hears of complaints about books, materials selection
May 21, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence residents are checking out books, music and movies from the library in record numbers, director Bruce Flanders says. But patrons complain the Lawrence Public Library’s roughly 250,000-item selection isn’t big enough.
GOP fights to keep majorities
May 21, 2002
By Carl Leubsdorf Washington bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News Eight years ago, Republicans scored their biggest off-year election victories in decades, capturing both houses of Congress and most big-state governorships.
Commission hears other funding requests
May 21, 2002
Commissioners heard several budget requests Monday.
Costlier U.S. 59 plan endorsed
Citing safety concerns, officials recommend route relocation to KDOT
May 21, 2002
By Mark Fagan Faced with two choices for locating a controversial freeway, Douglas County commissioners said they would take the route that costs more, displaces more homes and businesses, and occupies more farmland.
Glasscock joins Knight on ticket
Shallenburger criticizes GOP rivals for support of tax increase
May 21, 2002
By Scott Rothschild It didn’t take long for the nearly $300 million tax increase approved last week by legislators to become a campaign issue. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Knight on Monday said that House Speaker Kent Glasscock would be his running mate as lieutenant governor in the Aug. 6 primary.
Shockers earn Valley honors
May 21, 2002
Two Wichita State players received top honors in the Missouri Valley Conference on Monday, with Brian Burgamy named player of the year and John Tetuan named pitcher of the year.
Huskers shuffle rotation
May 21, 2002
Nebraska sophomore pitcher Aaron Marsden will start for the Cornhuskers on Wednesday when they open the Big 12 tournament against Baylor. No. 1 starter Shane Komine told coach Dave Van Horn on Monday that the elbow tendinitis that kept him out for five weeks flared up, so the left-handed Marsden will pitch in the opening round.
Pump Patrol seeks best deal
May 21, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.26 at several Lawrence stations.
Supreme Court to review sex offender lists
May 21, 2002
The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether to force states to evaluate cases individually before listing former sex offenders on registries meant to help people keep tabs on offenders living or working nearby.
Officials in Kansas will watch case’s progress
May 21, 2002
The Kansas Attorney General’s Office is monitoring a Connecticut case now before the U.S. Supreme Court to see whether it might affect the Kansas Offender Registration Act. The act requires those convicted of sex crimes in Kansas or other states and who live in Kansas to register with the sheriff’s department in their county or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Americans can expect more terror warnings
May 21, 2002
An FBI tip about a possible terrorist threat to the Orlando, Fla., water supply was so vague that officials did not know what contaminants to check for. They publicized the threat anyway.
Pace of Palestinian bombings suggests militants regrouping
May 21, 2002
A Palestinian bomber blew himself up Monday at a busy crossroads in northern Israel. He killed only himself, but the second suicide attack in as many days demonstrated attackers still have the means and the will to strike despite Israel’s military offensive across the West Bank.
State unemployment rate falls
May 21, 2002
The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in April, and some business and government officials saw reasons to hope that the economy will improve. The rate was 4.6 percent in March, and the Department of Human Resources said Tuesday that the decline in April could be attributed to normal seasonal hiring.
Rangers’ Hicks frustrated by losing
May 21, 2002
Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks does not intend to take another big financial hit this season. The Rangers, again in last place in the AL West despite a $105 million payroll that is the third-largest in the major leagues, lost $31 million last year, and projections are that the team could lose more than that this season.
Bonds weary of steroid talk
San Francisco slugger has denied using drugs to bulk up
May 21, 2002
Now that he’s settling into retirement, Jose Canseco is threatening to write a book that will blow the lid off steroid and supplement use in baseball. Mention that to Barry Bonds and ask him what he thinks.
Stadium bill could resolve contraction lawsuit
Plan for $330 million awaits governor’s OK
May 21, 2002
A stadium bill awaiting the governor’s signature could help resolve a lawsuit that seeks to keep the Minnesota Twins at the Metrodome, lawyers for the team and baseball said Monday.
Baseball Briefs
May 21, 2002
Washington, D.C. to study stadium sites Ankiel not close to returning yet Marlins’ Gonzalez won’t need surgery
Bird interested in bringing NBA franchise to Charlotte
May 21, 2002
A day after NBA legend Larry Bird expressed interest in bringing an expansion team to Charlotte, the mayor and several City Council members said Monday they’re prepared to set aside $80 million for a new uptown arena.
Woods wins SAP Open playoff
Montgomerie defeated on third extra hole
May 21, 2002
Colin Montgomerie proved he can stay close to Tiger Woods. Beating him is another matter. Woods won his third Deutsche Bank-SAP Open title in four years on Monday, making an 8-foot par on the 72nd hole to get into a playoff and beating Montgomerie on the third extra hole with another par.
Prep Stoudemire begins process
Florida native to show stuff for several pro teams prior to June 26 draft
May 21, 2002
It may have been just practice gear he was wearing Monday, but Amare Stoudemire loved the feel of it. That familiar National Basketball Association logo made him smile. “It’s the first time I’ve ever worn real NBA socks,” Stoudemire said. “I’ve always wanted to have a pair. They feel good.
Local environmentalists pleased with city’s response to concerns
May 21, 2002
By Joel Mathis The Kaw Valley Greens have long asked the city to stop using pesticides in public places. Their wish is coming true in a limited way. On Wednesday, the city of Lawrence will dedicate three areas encompassing more than 12 acres as “pesticide-free parks.”
Legal consequences of hazing discussed
May 21, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Civil or criminal action could still be taken against Lawrence High School seniors involved in the hazing of sophomores, Supt. Randy Weseman said Monday.
District to hire nurse aides
May 21, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A divided Lawrence school board Monday agreed to cut $60,000 annually in school health-care service costs by replacing some registered nurses with low-paid health office attendants.
Nation Briefs
May 21, 2002
Florida: Study advises fewer prostate cancer tests Miami: Hurricane season prediction issued Washington: School, police cleared in teacher sex case
Landlords, police vary in responses to threats
May 21, 2002
In Maitland, Fla., residents of an upscale apartment building found a terrorism warning fastened to their doors. Tenants in Renton, Wash., received a similar warning in a letter from their landlord.
6News video report: Investigation into apartment fire continues
May 21, 2002
6News reports on the ongoing investigation into an apartment fire over the weekend.
City softball results: May 20
May 21, 2002
Here are the results of city softball league action from Monday, May 20.
Kansas unemployment drops to 4.3 percent in April
May 21, 2002
The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in April, and some business and government officials saw reasons to hope that the economy will improve. The rate was 4.6 percent in March, and the Department of Human Resources said Tuesday that the decline in April could be attributed to normal seasonal hiring.
KU makes changes in media relations
May 21, 2002
Janay Leddy, a member of the Kansas University sports information staff for the last four years, will be in charge of media relations for the Jayhawks’ football team this fall. Leddy, who had been assigned to women’s basketball, replaces Doug Vance who will concentrate on administrative duties in his role as associate athletics director for communications.
Clayton Robert Bohnsack
May 21, 2002
Barnsdall, Okla. Â Services for Clayton Robert Bohnsack, 79, Barnsdall, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Barnsdall. Burial will be in Ethel Reese Cemetery, Barnsdall. Mr. Bohnsack died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa.
Jayhawks anticipated coaching change
May 21, 2002
By Levi Chronister Back-to-back finishes at the bottom of the Big 12 Conference led to constant speculation about coach Bobby Randall’s job security. “With the way things have been going the last couple years,” sophomore co-captain Ryan Baty said, “we anticipated something would happen, but we tried not to think about it too much.”
Selling own home can save money, but carries risks
May 21, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe Vicki Shaughnessy took great pride in putting the “For Sale By Owner” sign in the front yard of her house at 3812 Pinnacle Circle. To Shaughnessy, it is a sign that says savings are to come. Online extra - Do you prefer working with a real estate agent or a homeowner? Vote in the poll.
Regents, KAN-ED measures among bills signed into law
$4.4 billion state budget still under review but likely to be accepted by Graves
May 21, 2002
Bonds for three university research centers, funding for the state’s new high-speed data network and a ban on cockfighting all have become law. Gov. Bill Graves signed more than 50 bills late last week as the 2002 legislative session concluded.